Board Member Spotlight

Susan Manning is an internationally recognized historian of modern dance whose writings have been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Polish. A Professor of English, Theatre and Performance Studies at Northwestern University, she has authored Ecstasy and the Demon: the Dances of Mary Wigman (1993, 2nd ed. 2006) and Modern Dance, Negro Dance: Race in Motion (2004); coedited New German Dance Studies (2012); and curated Danses noires/blanche Amérique (2008) at the Centre national de la danse in Paris. From 2011 to 2014 she served as dramaturge for Reggie Wilson’s Moses(es), a work that toured the United States, and in 2015 she published a cluster of essays on the collaboration in TDR: The Drama Review. Currently, she serves as Principal Investigator for the Mellon-funded initiative “Dance Studies in/and the Humanities” and as Board Chair for the Chicago Dance History Project.

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